शनिवार, 31 दिसंबर 2011

When Akshaye Khanna played A Part Time Hanuman in Gali Gali Chor Hai

 I had never seen aRamlila being performed live, and neither have I been on stage as an actor - Akshaye Khanna
For Akshaye Khanna, the fun part ofshooting Gali Gali Chor Hai was playing Hanuman in a Ramlila sequence, thedramatic folk re-enactment of the life of Ram and his war with Ravan. “Stagingthe Ramlila is a small-town tradition in North India where the play is stagedannually over 10 successive nights. I had never seen a Ramlila being performedlive, and neither have I been on stage as an actor. So it was great fun for meto slip into the costume, get a monkey face, wear a mukut (crown) and a tail,say my lines in the most dramatic way possible, and have the audience clappingand cheering,” says Akshaye.
 Elaborating about his part in the filmAkshaye says that he plays a cashier whose hobby is acting, the reason he ispart of the Ramlila.
“My character worked very hard forseveral years to land the part of Hanuman as Ramlila is a very big event, andit’s very prestigious for an actor living in small towns to bag a part in it.My playing Hanuman is the sub-plot in the film,” he adds.
The Ramlila sequence in the film wasshot over four days at the famous Iqbal Maidan in Bhopal and the locals werecalled in to be part of the crowd. GGHC is directed by Rumy Jafferi and alsostars Mugdha Godse and Shriya Saran. It releases on February 3 2012.

शुक्रवार, 30 दिसंबर 2011


ForSony Music, the year 2011 has, in many ways, been rather tremendous. From lovemelodies to party anthems, from item numbers to viral hits, Sony Music hastruly had a phenomenal journey. According to AirCheck, world leaders in radiospot and music monitoring, Sony Music has bagged the top two spots for the mostplayed songs of the year 2011 , namely Char Baj gaye (F.A.L.T.U) and Saibo(Shor in the City) leading to making these songs the most popular! Composed bynew age composers Sachin-Jigar, the songs were an instant hit and soon becamean anthem across age groups!
Theyear began on a high note as Sony Music acquired the music rights for movieslike 7 Khoon Maaf, FALTU and Shor in the City. The music company also inked aworldwide digital audio and video distribution deal with of Yash Raj Films’ 3upcoming blockbusters- Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and MujhseFraandship Karoge. With this alliance Sony Music leveraged its entire digitaldelivery bandwidth for offering audio and audio visual music content of thesefilms on mobile devices and other mobile platforms.
Addingon Sanujeet Bhujabal, Marketing Director Sony Music India says, “It hasbeen a golden year for us here at Sony Music. We have worked with all majorproduction houses and our movie releases this year have been great. Ourstrategic planning with each and every music release has helped us achieve thisfeat.  We are also ending the year on a high note with our global viralrage song Why This Kolaveri Di, that has crossed 30MN views and has become anever seen before concept in the music industry. Our latest addition ChikniChameli that also taken the nation by storm and also already become a partyanthem. Some of the best hits and most popular numbers have beenunder our label and we are confident that 2012 will be just assuccessful.”
Withfocused music promotions and innovative concepts, the nation was swaying to thebeats of super hits like ‘Darling,’ ‘Gal Mithi Mithi,’ ‘Saibo’ and ‘Chaar BajGaye, which also ranked in the list as the top most played songs on IndianRadio on Stations 2011. Chikni Chameli from the much awaited movieAgneepath, has already become a no 1 song on youtube, LIVE streaming anddigital downloads as well as a huge hit amongst all radio stations, dominatingthe charts !
Asper AirCheck, Sony Music clearly tops the list of most popular songs played onradio in India. AirCheckTM India, the radio monitoring service provided by RCS,has analyzed airplay of popular songs for the year 2011 and has condensed theresults into a chart of the Twenty Most Popular Songs in India. AirCheck Indiahas compiled the Top Twenty high rotation songs in this year on 92 radiostations across 18 cities.

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Business of Bhojpuri Film

 It seems that Bhojpuri cinema has created a new wave in Indian cinema and Bhojpuri cinemas are slowly becoming part of mainstream. presently the bhojpuri cinema is on rising graph.
Under the big tree called Bollywood, the Bhojpuri film industry has been steadily taking root. While the mega Hindi film industry struggles to profit from its releases, its fledgling cousin has been growing steadily.
Business of Bhojpuri Cinema works definitely in different manner. After Hindi & South Indian Cinema, Bhojpuri is the largest film market in India. It employs a significantly high number of people.Bhojpuri cinema is consumed mainly in single screen theatres. However, They focus on all possible markets.
Deepak Sawant who comes with the sobriquet of “Yash Chopra of Bhojpuri Cinema” spills the beans on the Bhojpuri Cinema discussed with us and gave us a few insights into the business of Bhojpuri Cinema.
In consideration with Indian Market “Our film Ganga which we released five years, we opened up Indian territories such as Gujarat, CPCI, Rajasthan & Nizam,said Mr. Deepak Sawant,Producer of ucomoning bhojpuri film “Gangadevi.”
With regard to International Market Bhojpuri cinema has a significant audience across the world such as Mauritius, Fiji, Bangkok, Toronto, Nepal, Trinidad & Tobago and UAE. These are currently being catered through CDs, VCDs etc.
Based on the studies the budget requires for Bhojpuri Mainstream films is made for a budget of 1.5 to 2.0 crores including Promotion & Marketing costs.
And the biggest heroes make a fee in the range of 50 lakhs to 1 crore. The best heroines come for 25 lakhs to 50 lakhs. The top directors are paid in the range of 25 lakhs. Writers are paid upto 10 lakhs. Theatrical collections make for 60% of returns, 40% comes for in-film placements and television Satellite rights.
Sawant further said, “The entry of players like organized players (Reliance, Eros, Fox star etc.) is anticipated and could be the game changer in the next few years.”
Advertisers such as chocolates, soft drinks, oil, soaps, toothpastes etc are involved with the Bhojpuri film business including in-films, hoarding sponsorships, television ads, satellite programmes etc.
He added, “For our next release we have an in-film placement by NeutriCharge. Previously, we had an in-film by Colgate.”
The promotional activities for Bhojpuri film Business are mostly carried out online marketing, social media, trade magazines, posters & hoardings, banners etc.” Last but not the least “ Bhojpuri Cinema need conferences and networking platforms to modernize the business through working with gaming companies, merchandizing, branding opportunities and wider exhibition opportunities. Sawant concluded.

                                                                                                                                      by courtesy Audience Matters

Vh1 presents Anoushka Shankar's Traveller

Come 2012 & Vh1 India presents the sensational sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar LIVE in concert through ‘Vh1 Handpicked presents Anoushka Shankar Traveller’. Keeping up to the promise of providing the best in English entertainment, Vh1 is organizing the Anoushka Shankar tour in India. The ravishing artist will be in the country to promote the release of her latest album, ‘Traveller’. Traveller, released in 2010, is an exploration of the commonalities and differences between classical Indian music and Spanish flamenco and also features the talents of Shubha Mudgal, Tanmoy Bose, Pepe Habichuela, Sandra Carrasco and Duquende among others.
Commenting on the initiative, Ferzad Palia, Business Head - Vh1 India says, “We’re delighted to host Anoushka Shankar in India after all these years... We are certain that the performances will give our audience immense joy in being there and experiencing the blend of raw Indian and Spanish music LIVE! Here’s to bringing in 2012 with one of India’s finest talents.”
Hitting number 1 in the World Music charts and being named one of Songlines Magazine’s albums of the year 2011, Anoushka Shankar released the new album ‘Traveller’ to enormous critical acclaim in UK earlier this year. The concerts in India will be held in Mumbai on January 13, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Audi and in Delhi on January 15, 2012 at Siri Fort respectively, with tickets priced between Rs. 500 & Rs. 3000. To buy tickets, one can log on to www.bookmyshow.com or call 39895050.

T-series combines 2010-11 superhitsin single foot-tapping ‘New Year Mash-Up’

As farsetting trends in Bollywood music is concerned, trust the entertainment leaders,T-series to introduce something innovative into the music scene time and again.In fact, it is this constant re-invention, exploring new frontiers andintroducing new concepts - with a perfect timing - that has been the company’shallmark. And their latest musical concept,Zero Hour Mash Up only drives home this point further. Introduced for thefirst time in Bollywood music, the ultimate dance track track is already a rageon You Tube, drawing elated comments from Netizens.
Conjured upby the redoubtable DJ Kiran Kamath, the track, comprising some of the biggestchartbusters from this year - and a couple from 2010 too – this is one mash upthat every dance enthusiast will love to have on his or her plate during theNew Year eve celebrations as it offers more than just foot-tapping fare.
The songscombined include some of the most popular songs from films like Ra-One, Mausam,Dum Maro Dum, Yamla Pagla Deewana. Some numbers from last year’s Bhool Bhulaiyyaand Dabbang have also been thrown in to add even more punch to the track. Ofcourse, T-series is hardly surprised by the overwhelming online response to theMash Up.
“This is thefirst time that music lovers in India have been introduced to the concept of aMash Up. We had been working on this idea for some time. But we had to do a lotof thinking as far as selection of songs was concerned. We wanted it to be fullof energy and a perfect dance track with a lot of rhythm and a fast tempo. Andthe overwhelming response on the Internet shows that listeners love it,” saysNeeraj Kalyan, President, Super Cassettes.
“We wantedto release it during end of the year, to add to the party mood,” he added witha smile. The track will soon be available for online downloads and for mobiles.The CDs of the Mash Up, Neeraj said, will be released on New Year’s Eve. Forthe uninitiated, a Mash Up is a completely new track or a composition createdby fusing two or more original songs. A highly creative process, this isnormally achieved by overlaying the vocal track of one song perfectly and smoothlyover the instrumental track of another, thus creating a new and unique musicalexperience. Although the concept has been popular in the West for quite somenow, it was apparently left to T-series to bring it to our desi shores! Thisyear with the ultimate New Year Mash Up, you cqan keep dancing all night!

Bappi Lahiri set to rock Big Boss’house on New Year’s eve

With over 40years as a composer in the film industry, he is the Big Boss of Bollywoodmusic. Bappi Lahiri’s uncanny ability to reinvent himself from time to time hasflummoxed even music composers who are half his age. Trust him to take thenation by storm once again with this year’s chartbuster Ooh La La from TheDirty Picture and Walking On Love Street his latest international jazz album.
Not onlythat! He even had some of the country’s most beautiful women walking the rampto his composition at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! As if that was notenough proof of his popularity with the GenNext, his latest song, Boka Chor,for Dhumketu Punatar’s soon-to-release movie, It’s Rocking Dard-E-Disco isalready a rage on YouTube.
And now, itis the turn of the participants of Bigg Boss 5 to be regaled by the undisputedking of disco. Yes, the New Year celebrations in the house are set take on aretro hue on the eve of 2011. Bappida has been specially invited for theoccasion to bring cheer to the proceedings inside the house. And he is quiteexcited about it. “I have been invited to the Big Boss house to perform on theNew Year eve and it will be great to perform for the participants and theviewers of the show,” Bappida said.
 “I will sing songs like ‘Bambai Se Aaya Mera’Dost from the 70's, ‘Disco Dancer’ from the 80's, ‘Tamma Tamma Loge’ from the90's and ‘ Ooh La La’ from this year's hits among others,” he said when askedabout the songs he would sing that evening. Apart from the string of performancesacross the globe, Bappida is known to celebrate every New Year in grand stylewith his family. And this new year will be no different. “My family is alreadyin Europe. I too will leave after my new year eve performance and join them,”he reveals, with a thousand-watt smile.

Tigmanshu directs On Location - PRANAM WALEKUM for debut director Sanjay Mishra

For the first time in Bollywood, Tigmanshu Dhulia has directed two scenes forSanjay Mishra’s directorial debut film ‘PRANAM-WALEKUM’ which has been acceptedby the debutant director Sanjay Mishra. When Tigmanshu saw the film, heimmediately fell in love with it. This is when Sanjay asked him to direct twoscenes for him as a ‘good-luck charm’ and Tigmanshu agreed. “We had some scenesleft that were to be shot in Mumbai and Tigmanshu immediately grabbed thisoffer. Sanjay and Tigmanshu are very good friends and he is doing this forSanjay. In fact he will be directing Irrfan Khan”, comments the producerSandiip Kapoor. Except for these two scenes that will be shot on the weekend,PRANAM-WALEKUM has moved into post production. First copy is expected to be outin January 2012. 
Says Tigmanshu “Sanjay is very goodfriend and it’s not from now, in fact, we know each other from our dramaschooling days. We are from the same batch of NSD. When I heard the script andso the rough copy of PRANAM WALEKUM I fell in love immediately and offered myfull support and encouragement. PRANAM WALEKUM is Sanjay’s debut as a directorso I am present here for my buddy. I am just directing 2 scenes for Sanjay.” 
Says Irrfan “Being a senior toSanjay at NSD, I am very happy to hear that Sanjay has moved into direction.For a debut film, Sanjay has done excellent work and I am happy to be a part ofSanjay’s debut and assist him in every way I can.” 
 Asthe title suggests, ‘PRANAM-WALEKUM’, with its tongue in cheek humor, is afunny and satirical poke at life. 
 Producedby Sandiip Kapur and co-produced by Bhushan Sharma , star cast of the film isGiselli Monteiro, Vijay Raaz, Manu Rishi, Shilpa Shukla, Manoj Pahwa, SanjayMishra, Vindu Dara Singh and others. Irrfan Khan is in guest appearance. 
Producedunder the banner of Promodome Films, it is co-produced by Bhushan Sharma whilemusic is given by Amit Mishra.

गुरुवार, 29 दिसंबर 2011

Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi's Grazing Goat is all set to start shooting their first film, OMG (oh my god) in second week of Jan.

 Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi's Grazing Goat pictures is all set to start shooting their first film, OMG (oh my god) in second week of Jan.
Keeping everything under wraps and hush hush, the production house has not only finished pre production is all set to start the shooting in a week's time.
Adapted from the critically acclaimed and commercial success full Gujarati play, Kanji Virrudh Kanji, tells a story of an atheist who incurs huge loses, when his antique shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

OMG is also special as it further strengthens the Hera Pheri jodi of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal. When Paresh Rawal wanted to do the adaptation he couldn't think of anyone else than his long term friend Akshay Kumar.
Its an extremely popular play, seen by the top brass of entertainment and politicians, the gujarati play " kanji vs kanji" was instant hit for the audience when released in December 2009, it has performed more then 400 shows till now, it was then  launched in Hindi with title " kishen vs kaniya".
Show opened to a packed houses in new york in 2010 and after that performing more then 100 shows all over united states.
Also a whole of actors and producers have been eying the rights of the play which were quickly bagged by Grazing Goat Pictures.

Grazing Goat is very keen to make films that deal with subjects that are affecting society (a trend followed by Ashivini Yardi in her television career).
After a very successful tour of the play in the united states Paresh's is getting pressured by organizers across the world to showcase the play in their countries. Paresh's however is now committed to making the film.

मंगलवार, 27 दिसंबर 2011

Ek main aur ekk tu -- on Kareena and Imran

Ask Imran Khan his strongest memory while shooting in Las Vegas for Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is and you get a shocked expression.
Reason, a very funny and shocking incident that happened to the unit while shooting in Las Vegas.
Entire unit decided to go to strip club for some fun after a long day of shooting. Imran Khan went along too to give company and since he had never been to a strip club in Las Vegas before and the idea sounded quite exciting.
Says a source," After a long tiring day of shooting, someone on the sets suggested to go to a strip club since soon they were supposed to return to Mumbai after finishing the schedule of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. Everyone thought it would be fun and a different experience all together. Later when they all left from the strip club, Imran realised that they were being followed and had been followed all the way to the hotel."
Apparently, a young pole dancer found Imran Khan so cute that she decided to follow him all the way to the hotel. Sometime after reaching the hotel, the hotel authorities informed Imran about a young girl wanting to meet him.
Imran was quite shocked that the girl from a stripclub had followed him. Infact, next day when they began shooting she landed on the sets too.
And when she found out that Imran is a star in India, she insisted that she wanted a picture with him. Sources say that only after she got a pic from Imran did she decided to leave the sets.

Ek Deewana Tha Story on AR.Rahman and Prateik

It seems like music maestro AR Rahman’s good luck is rubbing off on to Prateik too.How else would you explain the actor’s reluctance to part with Rahman’s film trophy, insisting that it’s a good-luck charm for him?
The story goes like this: during Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008), Prateik had gone on to win a number of Best Newcomer awards. But since Rahman wasn’t present at the dos to receive his own trophies, and Aamir doesn’t attend award functions on principle, Prateik ended up collecting all their trophies.
“Later, of course, he handed them over to the rightful winners. Though, he didn’t manage to give Rahman one of his awards, because they didn’t meet after the film released,” says the insider from the entourage.
On Wednesday, when the Dhobi Ghat (2010) actor met Rahman at the Taj Mahal, Agra, for the music release function of Ek Deewana Tha, he was carrying the trophy with him. But even before Prateik handed over the trophy to Rahman, the actor told the maestro that his trophy was a good luck charm, as things had been going really well for him ever since it came into his possession.
“Rahman then said that Prateik could keep it,” reveals the insider. When contacted, Prateik — who plays the male lead opposite British model-actor Amy Jackson in the film — says, “I feel extremely blessed to work in a film, which features the work of a maestro like Rahman. I have learnt so much from him, and he is really an inspiration.”

सोमवार, 26 दिसंबर 2011

Aamir - Kiran unveil Dhobi Ghat on DVD, Blu-ray and Music CD

Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao unveiled Dhobi Ghat on DVD, Blu-ray and Music CD. Released by Excel Home Entertainment, the unveiling was done in Crossword bookstore, Mumbai. The Blu-ray+DVD was also launched in a special edition gift set which also includes the painting by Aamir’s character in the film (originally painted by Ravi Mandlik) and a picturesque diary designed by Sukanya Ghosh along with DVD, Blu-ray and Music CD. The event featured an exclusive chat by the talented couple on the movie anchored by film critic Naresh Fernandez with live questions from the audiences. The consumers of the DVDs & Blu-rays will also stand a chance to watch Aamir’s forthcoming Talaash with the superstar on the first day of its release.
Says Aamir Khan, “Fans of the film have been waiting patiently for the official release and I am most pleased that the DVD and Blu-ray of Dhobi Ghat has finally released. I believe it is the finest film coming out of my production house and we wanted to spare no effort in ensuring that it is of the highest quality, and something special that the fans can be happy owning as their own. I think the section of ‘deleted scenes’ will be most interesting to viewers. And of course, as always, the DVD & Blu-ray also has special provisions for the visually impaired.”
Says Kiran Rao, "The Blu-ray and DVD of Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries) are a labour of love as they have been packed with numerous special features like deleted scenes, alternate endings and a director's commentary, which I hope will appeal to film enthusiasts and people who have enjoyed the film! The gift set of Steelbook Blu-Ray, DVD, music CD and mementos from the film I think are very unique and special."
The Music CD include tracks by International artist and 13 times Grammy and two times Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries). The hit track ‘Ghat‘ (composed by Gustavo Santaolalla and Aamir Khan) will also be featured in the Music CD. 

Says M.N Kapasi, CEO, Excel Home Entertainment, “We thank Aamir Khan Productions for the continued association with Excel Home Entertainment after Lagaan, Peepli Live, Delhi Belly and now Dhobi Ghat. Our association has inspired us to raise the bar in terms of quality and innovations both in product and packaging.”

Poonam Pandey sizzles yet again in bikini

 Very few can beat bomb shell diva Poonam Pandey, when it comes to taking the Twitter world by storm. After wishing her fans Christmas in typical Poonam Pandey style by posting a sizzling hot picture of hers on Twitter, she is not ready to sit down and relax. The model has gone one step ahead and posted a hot new picture of hers. “The correct tempreature at home is maintained by warm hearts & cool heads.. Not by good ventilation, fans & aircoditioners.. & for u guyz my Pix r enough!!! :) (sic),” wrote the model on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Clad in a yellow black bikini, Pandey has definitely raised the temperatures in the new pic Pandey is going all out to make her website a hit world wide, by posting either a video or a picture of hers every now and then. No wonder, Why she is the most downloaded model on the internet.




Puja Jatinder Bedi who is director of film Ghost always go to meet kids at Bal Bhawan ,so she decided to take their artist to Bal Bhawan .Shiney Ahuja and Julia Bliss  were very happy to go to meet NGO kids and spend time with them.Shiney Ahuja  became Santa and Julia became Elva met the kids and distributed gifts and chocolates to kids.They also spent time with kids by giving autographs and having snacks with them.Their film is releasing on 13th Jan 2012 all over.

Announcement from D23 for Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Studios' theatrical titles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2022) — The Walt Disney Studios continued to fuel the fire ignited at yesterday’s showcase with a jam-packed pr...